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What places to visit in Samut Songkhram?

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What to see in Samut Songkhram

The main attraction here is clearly the market on the railway tracks. But Samut Songkhram is also very close to some of the most interesting floating markets in Thailand such as Amphawa (9 km), Tha Kha (20 km) or Damnoen Saduak (25 km) or Bang Noi which is, I think, less interesting. There is also Don Hoi Lot, a sand bar off the coast known for its shells (that you can taste in the street food stalls in Samut Songkhram) which I did not go to see but which is often quoted among the places to visit here.
I also listed at the end of the page some good tours, excursions and activities that you can do in Samut Songkhram or from Samut Songkhram. Click here to see them.

Must-visit places in Samut Songkhram


Amphawa Floating Market

My opinion :
Amphawa is 9 km away from Samut Songkhram. It is really easy to go discover its floating market. It takes place from Friday to Sunday at noon and is particularly interesting to see at night. At night is also the famous fireflies visit.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

My opinion :
Probably the most famous and visited floating markets, it is still nice to see ,early in the morning especially

Mae Klong Railway Market

My opinion :
Mae Klong is also named Samut Songkhram. The vendors fold the stalls back at each pass of the train.
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Other nice places to visit in Samut Songkhram

Tha Kha Floating Market

Tha Kha Floating Market

starstarstarstarstar This small floating market 5 km from the very famous Damnoen Saduak floating market is much smaller and less visited. It takes place ona few hundred meters long canal but is more traditional and quiet.
Wat Bang Kung

Wat Bang Kung

starstarstarstar Amazing temple whose walls are besieged in the roots of a tree. Its very simple building houses a golden Buddha image and a few mural paintings which are still visible on some parts of the wall. This is the most famous temple in Amphawa province.

Other visits suggestions in Samut Songkhram

  • Don Hoi Lot
    In the south of the city on the Mae Khlong River, Don Hoi Lot is known for its shells that are collected there. Here, you can observe the premises in the course of the kinds of mollusks that are often found on the menu of the stands of the street Samut Songkhram.

Tours in Samut Songkhram and around

This selection includes tours, excursions and activities that I have personally tested or were tested by people I fully trust but also offers by recognized agencies or websites known for their seriousness and quality.

damnoen saduak and mae klong from bangkok

Damnoen Saduak and Mae Klong from Bangkok

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Day trip from Bangkok to discover 2 emblematic Thai markets: the Mae Klong Railway Market, a market located on the railway, and Damnoen Saduak, the most famous floating market in Thailand.

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Wat Phra Kaew

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and its many buildings with gilding and refined decorations. No entry after 15:30 is possible. Try schedule the visit in the morning to be sure.

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Pong Arng Hot Springs

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In a bucolic setting, the basins with naturally warm water welcome you for a very pleasant relaxing bath to end the day. a visit to be coupled with the Sri Sungwan waterfall a bit further on the...

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Emerald Pool

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This magnificent green-emerald water swimming pool attracts more and more people. Open to the bath, its crystal clear water makes it a pleasant place to bathe. The Emerald Pool is about fifty...

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